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a* mSW»i*0TA*9 irJv ,cfn1 Hyew WAI1"" co*m**ion. hms* BoUtll"* Done la ,w. it. -The railroad and r«e commission has submitted report for the fiscal year i i 3 i i o muf Interesting facts re tbe decrease In mileage of constructed during tbe year Sa with tl.at ot otlKT yours ot filling off in earnings and statements of the di£ rt°ul as to surpluses and de fourteen showing a surplus ami deceit U»e number ot people railroad accidents, and the ot employe*. Following is a is of the report: Lai number of miles of rall oDcrated in the State of Mlnne oa^June 30, 1894, was 5.912.43, an increase over the previous 4S54 miles, of which 40.93 was by the Puluth, Mesaba & ern railway 4.38 miles by the & Iron Range railroad 2.90 having been constructed by the e^p Facilic and .33 miles in the Northern mileage. Increase in railroad mileage In lesota has not been so small dnr inr ycir of its history since 1863 1S64, when the increase was 47 miles respectively. tss Earnings The amount of diLinsrs in Minnesota for the ending June 30, 1891, was $30, i24 for the previous year the earning were $.'7,087,002. show* decrease for 1894 of $6,391,478. ipb Earrings—Th«» tota' freight ue for 1H!)4 was $2".i46,050 for year the freight revenue Vn'evious J7.742.7-1. showing a decrease of .Gti5 fur 185)4. enger Earnings—Tl* total pas er revenue for 1894 was $.,690, for the previous year It was $V 1 showing a decrease for 1894 ,244.290. iseellareetm Earnings—The total toss in 1894 for mail, express basgftce, transportation of priv stock yards, elevators, switch oar mileage and rents were $1,* 31(1 for the previous year thf it were $2,409,*: showing a de ee for 1W1 of $ 150,532. le total proportional operating ft les for Minnesota, as reported by commissioners for the year ending 30, 1894, were $18,119,141 the le for the previous year were $22, f2i, showing a decrease of operat es pensea for 1894 of $3,950,583. decrease in the Item of nialn icce of way and structures was &046 the decrease in the item maintenance of equipment was &3 the decrease in the item of lucting transportation was $1, 518, and the decrease la general ises was $175,306. e percentage of operating ex 'atOKiosa earnings in 1894 was per cent the same for the pre s year was 59.50 per cent, income—The total proportional income fur Minnesota for the year 1 was $12,576,383 the net income the previous year was $15,017,278, [ipi decrease for MM of $2, 4 Traflle, 1 lie total number of tons of freight N by the railroads in Minnesota was 16.923,064 the same in R'as 19.085,446, a decrease for of 2,162,402 tons. ton mileage, or tons carried one ilo Miuuesota for 1894 was 2,107, as against 2,424,018,102 for showing a decrease for 1894 of |29S,953. average rate per ton per mile ®4 was 1.093 cents in 1803 the fj u 1 cents, showing a ie- for l8iH of .021 cents pT'r ton ^average earnings on each ton Night moved in 1S94 was $1.36 same for 1893 was $1.45, a de- e for 1891 of 9 cents per ton. average distance each ton of was moved In 1894 was 123 in 1893 it was 127 miles. toal Dumber of passengers car Minnesota in 1894 was 6.046, as against 8,121,471 in 1893, show flecrt'ase in the number of pas [or 1894 of 2,074.630. Wal passenger mileage, or pas 'Cirriod one mile in Minnesota 11894 246,693.875, as against ilr «o u^aiuoi te-oi showing a decrease average rate per passenger per ',r was 2.26 cents for 18)3 [me was 2.44 cents, showing a for 1894 of .18 cents. The njf® "Stance traveled in 1894 was -"8. in 5 miles. ,lmss(:llger was killed In itcro (,UrinK j, lnJnred llues' earning^ certified by the commission to the state ai'd:tor, for the year end ing Dec. 31, 1893, was $923.S&4.43 the gftme for tbe year ending Dec. 31, 1892, was $1.036,262 01. showing a de crease for 1893 of $112,397.58. Fourteen companies report a surfing of $32,025,900, a decrease for 1894 of $7,298,552. The total amounts of stock of the railroads reported to this office for the year ending June 30, 1894, was $450,286,088 the total amount of funded debt was $677,222, 222. and the total amount of current liabilities was s:i7.105 8W, total capitalization of said roads of $1,164,614,170. leing an average of $43,:ks7 per mile. The proportional amount of railroad capital for Minne sota of the roads reporting is $252, &1I.78.S The total number of employes of all roads reporting to this office for the year ending June 30, 1894, was 85, 164 the same for the previous year was 90.680, showing a decrease for 1894 of 5.516. a The number of employes for Minne sota in 1S94 was 18,550 for the pre vious year the same was 25.1 (VS. show ing a decrease for 1894 of 6,618. The wages and salaries paid in 181)4 for wl ole lines were $47,885,894, as against $57,39,481 in 1893, a de crease for 1894 of $9,753,587. The amount of wages and salaries paid in Minnesota in 1S94 was $12, 156.3*5 the same for the previous year was $15,487,339, showing a de crease for 1894 of $3,330,951. The average wages of all employes and officers for whole lines iu 1894 was $562 per year for 1893 they were $635 the same for Minnesota in 1894 were $55 ami fur 1893 $615 per year. Hnllroada of the Country. Washington, Dec "'.—The interstate commerce '^^«.i»»ion has just issued a preliminary report on the income and expenditures of railways in the United States for the year ending June 30. 1894. prepared by its statis tician. The report contains the re turns from 570 operating companies whose reports were filed on or before Nov. 23, 1894. and covers the opera tions of 189.559.21 miles of line, or about 85 per cent of the total operated mileage in the United States. The pros:: earnings from the operation of the ls9.559.21 miles of line repre sented were $94 9. 139.975, of which $300,137,142 were from passenger ser vice. $617,959,198 was from freight service and $22,420,298 were of# the earnings from operation, covering re ceipts from teley.aph, use of cars, switching charges, etc. The operating expenses were $843,428,331, leaving net earnings of $306,210,734. Reduced i to a mileage basis the earnings for passenger service were $2,067 per mile i of line from freight service, $4,132 i total gross earnings. $6,350 operating expenses, $4,302, and net earnings, $2,018. Comparing these items with similar results from the complete re port of the pnjr ious year shows a de crease per mile of line in earnings of the passenger service of $53 in earn- Ings from freight service of $774 in total gross earnings of $840 in operat lug expenses $547, and in uet earn ings of $266. It is probable that the decrease in net earnings of all the railroads will exceed $50.000.0¥. The dividends paid were $62,464,961. as compared with $66,464,180 for 1893. HANGING TO A TREE. Unknown Mnn Foil nil Lynched or Solcldcil at Hndion. Hudson, Wis Dec. 11.-Hie fatly of a man was found hanging by a rope from the limb of a tree just beyond i the outskirts of the city yesterday. He was seen on the streets three days be fore. and had been hanging about twenty-four hours whey discovered, i No letters of identity were on his per son. In his pockets were found a ticket of the Honduras National Lot tery company, 94.968. for the awing I of July 10. 1894. besides a bark snuff box. figured handkerchief and a black handled knife. He was about thirty five years of age, with sandy mus tache, black hair, a red birth mark I on the right side of the face, and was apparently a German laborer. WALSH WILL SWI'.AR. He Proposes to Make a Raid Judne Willis' Seat. St. Paul, Dec. It.—R, A. Walsh proposes to take the oath of office, and claim judge Willis' seat on the Ram sey county district bench. It Is claimed that the Child opinion on the matter will not. hold water In court Mr. Walsh says: "1 do not think the attorney general really believes the case he cites is good law." It is rumored that Gov. Nelson will appoint a s t'cessor to Judge Willis at the expiration of the present term. Stripped a Store# & the year 1894 and in train accidents in •Passengers were killed and 115 '. showing a gratifying decrease Hem of railway statistics. Dltldcnda Paid. •-total amount of dividends paid Jear ending June 30, 1894, railroads operating in Minneso »"5un^Dtir*' was $10,5.57,995 I-® *or the previous year was lof to\ showil,g an increase for Two companies that uiyidends last year, viz: the '•^'Iway of Minnesota and the Sioux Falls, this year paid and $150,000 respectively. I j? Previous year the companies '"Jldends amounting to $1,861, JL?**ease for 1894 of $556,742, KB* ,a ln the St. Paul A North- ^flc dividend. total an pupt of (axes on gr&ss Aitkin, Minn., Dec. 11.—D, L. Toting CO.'F store was robbed last night, over $150 worth of clothing and shoes being taken. NEWS BOILUD DOWN. Items ot General Irtrest Placed In n Few Lines. Two Harbors and Aitken want city charters, the former badly. There is no leprosy in West Concord, Minn., as was repcrted recently, i George Lender, a painter living near Hills. Minn., suicided by hanging. Ground has been broken at Lake Geneva. Wis., for the erection of the i Yerkes telescope. Gen. Jesus H. Preclado, governor of the State of Morelos, a prominent pol itician and military man. is dead. I William Preschoie, who assaulted Chris Enos at La Crosse some months i ago, was fined $100 on pleading guilty. BLIXT A BLUEBEARD GINCS SIIRDEH POSSIBLY HOT HIS FIKMT O.MS. He Is inspected of fluTlng Killed Two Wives at Cannon Falls, Minn., *n«I His ttrather Oscar Hear Huron, S. D. Minneapolis, Dec. 12—If what Is sus pected could be proved as a fact, Glaus Blixt, the self-confessed mur ih ivr of Catherine Ging, is a veritable Bluebeard. Theodore Anderson, a veterinary surgeon, formerly of Gan non Falls, Miun., where Blixt once lived, says that Blixt's wife died very suddenly, and fou! play was suspected, int nothing was ever done. Blixt married again, and in a short time his second wife di-'d suddenly. Humors of foul play were again afloat, but the affair finally died out Not long since Blixt's brother Oscar was mur dered near Huron, S. D.. and robbed of $1,165. Anderson suspects Blixt of the crime, but Blixt claims that he was sick In Minneapolis at the time of the murder. A Nifrht of Terror. Murderer Blixt passed a veritable night of terror, lie would pace up and down the small cell, ringing his hands and weeping then he would sit down on the bench and with both hands clenched to the cuds of his seat, he would sway his body from side to side, wholly oblivious of everything but his intense mental agony. 11 is moans were heart-rending. Early this morning Blixt wanted to see the chief, and th:tt tireless official, who has scarcely had time to sleep since the murder, soon arrived. Blixt wanted to see him and go over his confession again, but finally plead ed to see his wife. He did not want to see any one but her, and his wish was that he may be placed some where where no one would have ac cess to him. "I want a shave, a bath and a change of clothing after I see my wife. Mr. Chief," said Blixt pit eously. "Then I want to pray to God with her that J»e will forgive me for this terrible crime. I want her to pray here with me that He will for give me." Agony was depicted upon his fea tures and the scene was truly pitiful. After the chief had talked to him for some time, he asked Blixt if there was any persons he wished to see. He asked that he might see his father, John Blixt, his brother, Andrew, and the Chief of Police at Cannon Falls, Miku.. bis old home. The chief said he would send for them at once. Says It's a Fake. St. Paul, Dec. 12.-Ilarry Ilayward Is still in the Ramsey county jail, lie has not yet made any confession, and Is not likely to. W. E. Hale, his at torney. arrived from Minneapolis this morning, and at once was admitted to his cell. From the window of the judge of probate's office, in the court house, he could be seen in earnest con versation with Ilayward. Hayward is conducting himself In a peculiar manner. All yesterday he was making considerable noise in the corridor of the jail, singing and laugh lug. He also joined in the religious exercises conducted in the building, and joined heartily in the singing of hymns. He had some conversation with one of the prisoners in jail after he read tho paper this morning containing the confession of Blixt. Hayward said to him: "This whole story of Blixt is a fake from top to bottom, and is made to save his own neck. I will give something which will paralyze that whole galaxy of detectives and crim inals, but I will wait until tbe proper time comes." DiMiS HtVK A KUS. A Serious Financial Crisis la New tonndland. St. Johns, N. F., Doc. 12.—The Com mercial Bank of Newfoundland, hav ing its headquarters in this city, sus pended payment this morning, owing to the failure of several of the largest fish exporting houses to respond to their liabilities to the bank. This has Involved other banks and ban crip pled sonic of the largest concerns here. Four of them have closed their premises and others will close to morrow. Tho small depositors are demanding gold from the Union and Savings banks, and the gold reserve is being steadily drained. If they are able to meet the run everything is safe. But the chief danger is the difficulty of getting more gold into the country. At present the people are very peace ful and seem unable to appreciate the gravity of the situation. Business men of all classes are trying to effect an arrangement with London bankers or with Canadian concerns, which will be urged to ex.tend business to this center. Commodore TrnfTant T»ead. Denver, Dec. 12.--Commodore W. B. Truffunt died to-day of pneumonia. He took a prominent part in the re duction of Fori Fisher and the cap ture of Wilmington, and was severely wounded. Stole a Fledgling. Red Wing, Minn., Dec. 12. Hans Isaacson -has been arrested charged with kidnaping a child from Mrs. Ed Anderson. Mrs. A. P. Melin, an old settler in Burnside, is dead. Donds Sold* Kansas City, Dec. 12.—Negotlptlons were closed to-day whereby the city's $3,000,000 bonds for the purchase of the property of the National Water Works company were sold to James A. Blair & Co. of New Y'ork. TUK B1KKKTS, Latest nm4t Qaotnlnm Front Gimia Live Stock Centers. Chicago. D#c. 12.- Wheat Decern ber, 54 12c May, 59 l-4e. Corn—De cember, 46 3-4e January, 47 l-4c May, 48 7-Se. Gats-December. 29 K8c Jan uary, 29 3-4c May, 32 5 8c-. Pork December and January, $11,77 1-2 May, $12,12 1-2. Lard January. $6.80 Mav. $7.02 12. Ribs—December and January, $5,82 1-2 May. $6 05a6.07 1-2. Minneapolis, Dec. 12.—Wheat De cember closed at 57 l-2e. May opened at 59 I-4c highest 59 3-8c lowest 59 3-Sc closing, 59 l-4o: July opened at 60 3-8e highest higfiest, 603-8c low est 60 l-4e closing. 60 l-4c. On track No. 1 hard. 58 1 -2c No. 1 Northern, 59 1 -LV No. 2 Northern. 55 l-2e. Milwaukee. Dec. 12—Flour quiet and steady. Wheat weak No. 2 spring, 58c No. 1 Northern, v5 l-8c May, 50 Corn firm and wanted No. 3, 45 l-2f. Oats steady No. 2 white, 32 l~4e No, 3 white, 32c. Barley higher No. 2, 52 l-4e sample, 50 l-2a53 1-4e. Rye nominal No. 1, 50c. Chicago. Dec. 12. -Hogs—Sales range at $3.s5a4.35 for light $4.10a4.25 for rough packing, $4.lOa4.55 for mixed, $4.30a4.75 for heavy packing and shipping lots and $2.25a4 for pigs. Cattle-Market dull and weak prices about 10c lower. St l'aul. Dec. 12.—Hogs steady with yesterday's chving prices. The few bunches offered sold early to packers. Cattle—Prime steers, $3.25a3.75 good steers, $2.75a3.25 prime cows, $2.40a 3.10. 4iA¥ BEHIND T11K I1AK3. Captare of a Notorlons Ontlavr Murderer. and The Needles, Cal.. Dee. 11—Bill Gay, alias George I.eroy, the notorious out law, and the man wanted by the Meagher county. Mont., authorities for the murder of William Rader and James Mackey in May, 1893, has been safely landed in jail by Sheriff Ilos borough at Mojave county. Ariz. A reward of $750 is offered by the Mon tana authorities for his cailure. It is thought Gross, his partner, will also be capttired. Mrs. WliNeman No Longer. Spokane, Wash., Dec. 12. Mrs. Julia Whiteman was recently granted a full and absolute divorce from ex Senator Alonzo J. Whiteman. formerly of Duluth. She Was given the right to resume her maiden name of Net tleton. The application for divorce was based on the grounds of drunken ness and cruel treatment. Mrs. White man. previous to her marriage, was a resident of St. Paul, but with her parents is now living in Tacoma. One More Drath. St. Paui. Another death occurred at the city hospital this morning as the result of the coal gas asphixiation at 55 Ann street The old gentleman. Joseph Egan, aged sixty ynrs, passed away at an early hour. Mr. Egan never recovered con sciousness, but the physicians all along expressed more hope of his re covery than they did of Mrs. Egan, who is now in a fair way to recover. W. 1». Banker Dies. Jamestown, N. D., De\ 12.—George L. Webster, for several years cashier of the James River National bank of this city, tiled Sunday night after a short illness from typhoid fever. He was one of the best known and mor.t popular young business men in the state. His funeral will take place at Crawfordsville, Ind. niaek Succeeds Dickson. Washington, Dec. 12. Representa tive John C. Black of Illinois, former ly commissioner of pensions, has been nominated to the United States dis trict attorneyship at. Chicago, vice Sherwood Dickson, recently deceased. A Prominent Iownn Dead. Vinton, towa. Dee. 12.-D. H. Hlte, father of Capt. J. A. Ilite, superin tendent of the United States railway mail service, died to-day. aged seveu ty-five vcars. He was a member of tne city council and a leading citizen. Keep the F1«k Clean. Washington, Dee. 12. Representa tive Linton introduced a bill in the house to-day prohibiting the printing of any words or devices upon the American flag by individuals. Granted More Time. Washington, Dec. 12. The senate passed to-day a resolution extending the time for surveying the proposed canal from Lake Erie to the Ohio river, HlScd the Mail. Sparta, Wis.. Dec. 12.- Two boys found an empty mail pouch in the woods about one mile northeast of the Milwaukee depot. Died Front a Kick. Montgomery. Minn.. Doc. 12. -Frank Til a 'rmer near this place, w ho was kic* in the jaw a short time ago by a horse, is dead. Gutted by Fire. Omaha,. Dec. 12.—The building of the Consolidated Coffee company was gutted last evening, entailing a loss of about $100,000. Attacking tbe Returns. San Francisco, Doe. 12. The Repub licans have finally decided to contest the election of James H. Budd for governor. Looted by Rorslnn. Oelweln, Iowa, Dec. 12.—Burglars looted the store of Henry Boise of Fayette, the leading jeweler of this section. UM) FOU M-Mvl LK.ll-». The tirant of the Milwaukee In tlie Slt'n* Reservation Forfeited. Washington, Dec. 12.-The president has issued a proclaaiati-m fotfeiiing to the Pnited States certain lands In the Sioux nervation in South Dakota alleged to have been earned by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul Fail way company tinder an agreement be tween the compauy and the Sioux irdiars, ratified by an act of March 2, 18,89. The lands involved are three lots in section 15, township 194, range 71 west, covering 184 acres, and t^40 acres in ranges 71 and 72 west, in tin same township in South Dakota, the plan of which was approved January 4, 1889, by the secretary of the in terior. These lauds ware to inure to to company upon condition that it shall within three years after the act takes effect, construct and put in op oration due location of road as pro vided for iu the agreement and de termination of which was made with in nine months after the act took ef fect In case of failure to construct the road it was provided that the land granted for the right of way, station grounds or other road purftoses shall be declared by proclamation of the president forfeited, and shall revert to the United States and be subject to entry under the provisions of the act. The proclamation declares a forfeiture of these lands to the government, and that they shall be subject to entry uuder the homestead laws whenever the secretary of the interior gives due notice to the local land officers ot* the declaration of forfeiture. Secretary Smith has directed the commissioner of the general land office to take proper steps to carry the proclamation into effect. LIBELED $OV. SHELDON. This Is a CharRC I pon Whleh a Pop ulist Editor Is Arretted, Aberdeen, 8. D., Dec. 12.—W. E. Ividd, editor of the Aberdeen Star, the Populist newspaper of this city, partly owned by United States Senator Kyle, was to-day arrested on an indict meat found by the grand jury, now In ses sion. charging him with criminally li beling Gov. Sheldon. Kidd asked until to-morrow to plead, and was released on furnishing bail of $400. The arti cle containing the alleged libel was published in the Star Sept. 6, and was at the time severely criticised by Gov. Sheldon's many friends in this city. TUB WAR IS Olf. Mexican Christie Mast Hans. Helena, Mont., Dec. 12. The su preme court today denied a new trial to Calvin Christie, alias Charles J. Black, formerly of St Paul, convicted of the murder of Mrs. Lena Cunning ham. near Kalispell. He will be hanged Dee. 21. Cnmainta Still Uvei, Yokohama. Dec. 12. —A report that had gained currency to the effect that Field Marshal Yamagnta. »mmander of the First I tpanese army, was dead, Is officially declared to be untrue. Chinese Treaty Batided. Washington, Dec. 9. The long de layed Chinese treaty h-.s at last ar rived in Washington. It was delayed because the Chinese government wish ing to adopt every precaution, had dispatched the document to the United States by way of Europe instead of by the shorter Pacific route. Late yesterday afternoon Secretary Gresh jun and Mr. Yang Yii, the Chinese minister, exchanged the final ratifica tions and nothing now remains to be done but to promulgate the treaty, and it is expccted that the proclama tion will follow in a day or two. Train Robbers Got |40,00A. Fort Worth, Tex., Dee. 9.—The best information obtainable -varranrs tbe placing of tho amount of booty secured by the robbers at $40,000. 1 he of ficers engaged in the pursuit are con fident the desperadoes are members of the Cook gang and they are making for the Indian Territory. A detach ment of state rangers has started for Quanta to cut olf retreat In tlie cliiec tion mentioned. ITh# Has Missed Mall Matter* Sparta, Wis., Dec. 11. An empty ma'l pouch was found In the woods here to-day near a campflre that had just been deserted. Scraps of charred letters were found near by. The pouch contained a tag showing it had contained mail for points between Winona and thia place. ngWjn us Ml Goatemalnn Trotvps Rhrlafc. Oxaca, Mex., Dec. 12.—Reports have been received here of a uumber of skirmishes between the Guatemalan ami Mexican tyoops on the border of the two countries, and the people of that part of Mexico are aroused lo the highest pitch of excitement. The Mex'cans are anxious for war to be gin as they are confident of an easy vie* ry over the Guatemalan forces. The volunteer troops in this state are being drilled daily and are ready to march to the frontier the moment called upon. POOR PBTROLRl'M. Recent Importations to Form tbe Subject of German Inquiry. Berlin, Dee. *12. The government has instructed the Hamburg chamtier of commerce to inquire into the com plaints which have been made as to the inferior quality of recent imiorta tions of petroleum by the Standard Oil company. It is charged that the Penn sylvania oil fields are exhausted and that the oil recently imported came from Indiana and Ohio.